Bonsai Cultivation – Five Tips for starting into bonsai.

Bonsai Cultivation – Five Tips for starting into bonsai.

I’d like to welcome the students of Macquarie College in Australia today they’ve requested a special video top 5 tips for people beginning in bonsai my tip number one is don’t listen to what people say you might start a bonsai cultivation tree that you’re going to make into a bonsai tree or a miniature tree and people might tell you it’s not a very suitable tree to make into a bonsai tree or you know if you start one from seed they’ll say don’t bother starting one from seed you’ll be too old before it ever turns into a bonsai tree so do whatever feels right to you that’s my tip number one my tip number two is do listen to people listen to what they have to say listen to experience people have been growing both sides for a lot of years they’ve gone through a lot of hardships listen to what they have to say tips on growing trees do’s and dont’s my tip number 3 is to have realistic expectations don’t expect to grow a pine tree like this in five years from a seed you have to enjoy the process of bonsai starting from seeds cuttings nursery plants trees dug up in the wild they take time to develop you need to grow your bonsai shaping with wire making instant bonsai trees is just the beginning there’s always refinement if you live in a warm climate growing hardy trees that come from cold climates won’t be easy just as if you live in a cool climate going tropical trees isn’t easy it can be done though so that’s my tip number three have realistic expectations of the process of bonsai my tip number four is get lots of trees you’re going to need more than one tree to make bonsai a hobby if you have one tree you can prune it one day and it will probably sit for three months before it needs pruning again it’s not much of a hobby if you spend half an hour every four months on the tree so get lots of trees get lots of varieties of trees find out which trees work for you and find out which trees don’t if you’re away on vacation a lot you’re going to need a succulent bonsai something that can survive not being watered for weeks some bonsai trees need a lot of water if you’re away a lot you can’t water them they’re probably going to die on you so find out which species work for your lifestyle my tip number five study trees look them up on the internet discover where they grow the climate they grow in the hours of Sun sunshine they need trees are really fascinating they’re essential to life on Earth so enjoy studying all about them so that’s five tips for people who are just starting out in bonsai so I hope that helps the people at Macquarie College in Australia good luck in your bonsai adventures Nigel signers of KW bonsai do something green today think about the trees before you print anything on paper thanks for watching and we’ll see you on the next video

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